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  • Great Lakes at a Crossroads: Salmon crowned king, but its reign is wobbly

    Any doubts Howard Tanner had about whether a hatchery-raised crop of Pacific salmon could find a home in the freshwater of the Great Lakes evaporated just months after the first class of finger-sized cohos were planted in Lake Michigan. The fish began...
  • Great Lakes at a Crossroads: A Great Lake revival

    LINWOOD, Mich. Ernie Plant's eyes get wide when he talks about how spectacular Lake Huron's salmon fishing was back in the late 1980s, when his dad would take him up north on Friday nights after his high school football games. They'd spend fall...
  • Great Lakes at a Crossroads: The man with the salmon plan

    HARRISVILLE, Mich. The author of the bumper sticker maxim that "A Bad Day Fishing is Better than a Good Day Working" never sat on the shore of Lake Huron with Jay Hall during the fall salmon run. The 47-year-old mechanic from Flint was perched on a...
  • A unique gift: NSU prof offers naming rights to sea creature

    A unique gift: NSU prof offers naming rights to sea creature
    A professor at Nova Southeastern University is auctioning on eBay the right to name a species of sea lily he discovered in the Bahamas. "Here's an opportunity of a lifetime – getting to name a newly discovered species on earth!" states the...
  • Pipe-clogging zebra mussels a growing concern in Maryland

    Pipe-clogging zebra mussels a growing concern in Maryland
    Invasive zebra mussels — the bane of water systems and power plants in the Great Lakes area —appear to be proliferating in the lower Susquehanna River and the upper Chesapeake Bay, just a couple years after they were first spotted there....
  • L. Stephen Coles dies at 73; studied extreme aging in humans

     L. Stephen Coles dies at 73; studied extreme aging in humans
    ┬áL. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians — the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more — has died. He was 73. Coles, a physician who started his medical career delivering babies but was a...
  • Researchers discover new class of stem cells

    Researchers discover new class of stem cells
    Researchers have identified a new class of lab-engineered stem cells -- cells capable of transforming into nearly all forms of tissue -- and have dubbed them F-class cells because they cluster together in "fuzzy-looking" colonies. The discovery, which...
  • When it comes to DNA, crocodiles and birds flock together

    When it comes to DNA, crocodiles and birds flock together
    If you really want to know about birds, you have to consider the crocodile. That point was driven home this week with the release of the genomes of 45 bird species, which reassigned some perches on the avian evolutionary tree and included some seemingly...
  • Scientists take major step toward understanding proteins

    MILWAUKEE Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have demonstrated a new, high-speed method of mapping the changing atomic structures of proteins as they go about their crucial work, a development that paves the way for inquiries into some of...
  • A flock of genomes tells the tale of bird evolution

    A new genetic map of nearly all living birds has shaken the avian evolutionary tree, scattering some species to new perches and adding odd flourishes to their tales. Parrots roost closer to songbirds, a tiny wren shares a murderous lineage with the...
  • Seminole County woman hospitalized after bear attack, FWC says

    Seminole County woman hospitalized after bear attack, FWC says
    What started as an ordinary dog walk Wednesday night ended with a woman in the hospital, the latest victim of a Central Florida bear attack. Wildlife officers said 68-year-old Jeanne Barber's dog yanked at its leash and pulled her down when it spotted...